Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bigger is not always better!

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I've got a little pet peeve and it's called deception! Having been making tutus for my girls now for several years and finally opening up a shop. I was so surprised to see these posts claiming a tutu was 100 or 200 yards of tulle. Time and time again I've scratched my head, knowing that 200 yards of tulle would swallow a 300lb man whole!

This is marketing DECEPTION at it's finest. Bigger and more yardage sounds better right? Well here is the TRUTH...

Now these people making such claims are technically RIGHT. There is no "right and wrong" about this. However, I myself (before I knew how to do tutus myself" would look at these massive amounts of yardage and just marvel. The average person who doesn't sew is going to be deceived by the yardage. For example...Lets take a look at one of my mini tutus as an example and the following ways I could describe it



I could describe the amount of tulle used in this tutu in different ways. I COULD say "oh its got 4 yards of tulle in it"

or...I could market it as 80 yards of tulle! To the average consumer, which sounds better? 4 yards of tulle at $15? or 80 yards of tulle at $15? Of course "more is better!" mentality is going to win...

LOGICALLY: how the HECK is 4 yards the same as 80 yards?

It's all in how you buy the tulle! Tulle bought on a spool is typically 25 yards LONG and 6 inches wide



Tulle bought on a BOLT is typically 40 yards long and 54 inches wide


Therefore... 25 yards of 6 inch wide tulle is a much smaller amount than 25 yards of 54 inch wide tulle.

I am NOT at all saying that it is wrong to use a bolt or use a spool. I am not favoring one for the other. They're the exact same thing. However you cannot rely on the yardage mentioned on a tutu listing as they do not specify the width of the fabric used. Bigger "sounding" is not always BETTER!
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Check out this awesome giveaway!

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http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/2010/07/britax-advocate-cs/.html

You COULD win a Britax carseat! Britax is one of the leading manufactures known for carseat safety. If you're in the market for a great seat this is definitely a company you should look at!
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New shop!

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I apologize to all of my followers for not updating my blog as I should. Tomorrow I'll put up a post as to why I've not :) Until then I would love to introduce my new shop!
EnchantedSmiles

Tutus, Bows and More!


Please check it out!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Liquid Detergent Recipe

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Liquid
4 Cups - hot tap water
2 cups of grated soap bar (I use homemade soap but laundry soap or ivory soap will work as well)
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup oxyclean (or offbrand equavalent)

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Oxygen wash. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil. (I prefer, tea tree, rosemary AND lavender all together!)

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)
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Friday, June 11, 2010

I don't wanna take pics sale!

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I am peddling these off super cheap this weekend only! Why? I just don't want to retake the pictures!

$11 off! Reduced to only $7!!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32350928/in-everything-give-thanks
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Day 2- Cleaning Challenge

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1- Wash Clothes
2-pick up tom's junk from his side of the room
3-vacuum bedroom floor
4- clean both tubs!
5- clean washer & Dryer
6- sweep Laundry Room
7- Mop Laundry room
8- Put away clean clothes
9- Dust Bedroom fan
10- Clean tvs
11- Clean off bookshelves
12- Organize Pantry closet
13- shred papers
14- sweep kitchen floor
15- mop kitchen floor
16- put snaps on a BG
17- Wash bedroom windows
18- wash dining room windows
19- clean/polish kitchen table
20- dust &clean pantry cabinet.
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30 day challenge! Day 1

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Out of all my blogger friends. Are any of you living in CHAOS? (CANT HAVE ANYONE OVER SYNDROME?)

I sure am right now! My house got really behind and dirty while I was stuck in bed for preterm labor due to sun poisoning. I am doing 30 day challenge that I came up with myself to get back on track! I would love for everyone that wants to to comment with your own list (daily) and lets encourage one another! Or you can just link me to your blog (that may be easier) The challenge? 20 chores a day for 30 days! They can be every day chores, big chores, small chores, it's completely up to you!

Here is my day 1 list
1- Empty All trashcans
2- Clean both toilets
3- clean sinks and mirrors
4- clean bathroom counters
5- Sweep bathrooms
6- mop bathrooms
7- wash diapers
8- put away clean clothes
9- convert one BG diaper to snaps
10- pick up all the toys vacationing in our bedroom
11- Take down the vacuum box still vacationing in our bedroom
12- take the giveaways to the car so they can be dropped off at goodwill
13- make up bed
14- Take the outgrown kid's box from our bedroom to the kid's room for storage
15- dust and polish up tom's nightstand
16- stuff/put away clean diapers
17- vacuum hall&steps
18- pick up tom's junk from his side of the room
19- vacuum bedroom floor
20- clean both tubs!




I got all but 4 chores done today! I will add the ones I missed onto the list for tomorrow. Overall I knocked a big dent into things I needed to do!
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Bigger is not always better!

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I've got a little pet peeve and it's called deception! Having been making tutus for my girls now for several years and finally opening up a shop. I was so surprised to see these posts claiming a tutu was 100 or 200 yards of tulle. Time and time again I've scratched my head, knowing that 200 yards of tulle would swallow a 300lb man whole!

This is marketing DECEPTION at it's finest. Bigger and more yardage sounds better right? Well here is the TRUTH...

Now these people making such claims are technically RIGHT. There is no "right and wrong" about this. However, I myself (before I knew how to do tutus myself" would look at these massive amounts of yardage and just marvel. The average person who doesn't sew is going to be deceived by the yardage. For example...Lets take a look at one of my mini tutus as an example and the following ways I could describe it



I could describe the amount of tulle used in this tutu in different ways. I COULD say "oh its got 4 yards of tulle in it"

or...I could market it as 80 yards of tulle! To the average consumer, which sounds better? 4 yards of tulle at $15? or 80 yards of tulle at $15? Of course "more is better!" mentality is going to win...

LOGICALLY: how the HECK is 4 yards the same as 80 yards?

It's all in how you buy the tulle! Tulle bought on a spool is typically 25 yards LONG and 6 inches wide



Tulle bought on a BOLT is typically 40 yards long and 54 inches wide


Therefore... 25 yards of 6 inch wide tulle is a much smaller amount than 25 yards of 54 inch wide tulle.

I am NOT at all saying that it is wrong to use a bolt or use a spool. I am not favoring one for the other. They're the exact same thing. However you cannot rely on the yardage mentioned on a tutu listing as they do not specify the width of the fabric used. Bigger "sounding" is not always BETTER!

Check out this awesome giveaway!

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http://feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/2010/07/britax-advocate-cs/.html

You COULD win a Britax carseat! Britax is one of the leading manufactures known for carseat safety. If you're in the market for a great seat this is definitely a company you should look at!

New shop!

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I apologize to all of my followers for not updating my blog as I should. Tomorrow I'll put up a post as to why I've not :) Until then I would love to introduce my new shop!
EnchantedSmiles

Tutus, Bows and More!


Please check it out!

Liquid Detergent Recipe

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Liquid
4 Cups - hot tap water
2 cups of grated soap bar (I use homemade soap but laundry soap or ivory soap will work as well)
1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*
½ Cup oxyclean (or offbrand equavalent)

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Oxygen wash. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil. (I prefer, tea tree, rosemary AND lavender all together!)

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

I don't wanna take pics sale!

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I am peddling these off super cheap this weekend only! Why? I just don't want to retake the pictures!

$11 off! Reduced to only $7!!!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/32350928/in-everything-give-thanks

Day 2- Cleaning Challenge

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1- Wash Clothes
2-pick up tom's junk from his side of the room
3-vacuum bedroom floor
4- clean both tubs!
5- clean washer & Dryer
6- sweep Laundry Room
7- Mop Laundry room
8- Put away clean clothes
9- Dust Bedroom fan
10- Clean tvs
11- Clean off bookshelves
12- Organize Pantry closet
13- shred papers
14- sweep kitchen floor
15- mop kitchen floor
16- put snaps on a BG
17- Wash bedroom windows
18- wash dining room windows
19- clean/polish kitchen table
20- dust &clean pantry cabinet.

30 day challenge! Day 1

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Out of all my blogger friends. Are any of you living in CHAOS? (CANT HAVE ANYONE OVER SYNDROME?)

I sure am right now! My house got really behind and dirty while I was stuck in bed for preterm labor due to sun poisoning. I am doing 30 day challenge that I came up with myself to get back on track! I would love for everyone that wants to to comment with your own list (daily) and lets encourage one another! Or you can just link me to your blog (that may be easier) The challenge? 20 chores a day for 30 days! They can be every day chores, big chores, small chores, it's completely up to you!

Here is my day 1 list
1- Empty All trashcans
2- Clean both toilets
3- clean sinks and mirrors
4- clean bathroom counters
5- Sweep bathrooms
6- mop bathrooms
7- wash diapers
8- put away clean clothes
9- convert one BG diaper to snaps
10- pick up all the toys vacationing in our bedroom
11- Take down the vacuum box still vacationing in our bedroom
12- take the giveaways to the car so they can be dropped off at goodwill
13- make up bed
14- Take the outgrown kid's box from our bedroom to the kid's room for storage
15- dust and polish up tom's nightstand
16- stuff/put away clean diapers
17- vacuum hall&steps
18- pick up tom's junk from his side of the room
19- vacuum bedroom floor
20- clean both tubs!




I got all but 4 chores done today! I will add the ones I missed onto the list for tomorrow. Overall I knocked a big dent into things I needed to do!